Reports have it that at around 9:50 in the evening last Thursday, the group of victims were having a drinking spree inside the house of one of the victims, Rose Andaya y Bugoy.
During the occasion, two armed men who were positioned outside the house shot at the group, killing victims Ricardo Padila y Dela Pena and Norma Andaya y Cortes. The shooting also injured Rose Andaya y Bugoy, Edna Garganta y Mahilum, Rezyl Andaya y Bugoy, and Lito Garganta y Arnaiz.
All were residents of the aforementioned sitio, according to the police report.
The suspects reportedly fled on a motorcycle to an unknown direction.
Meanwhile, the victims were brought to the Masbate Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.
Elements of the Masbate City police are now conducting a hot pursuit operation to nab the suspects.
As of press time, the families of those who were killed or injured are demanding for immediate justice.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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